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Critical Realism

The Difference it Makes

Edited by Justin Cruickshank

Routledge – 1998 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

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Description

Critical realism is a movement in philosophy and the human sciences most closely associated with the work of Roy Bhaskar. Since the publication of Bhaskars A Realist Theory of Science, critical realism has had a profound influence on a wide range of subjects. This reader makes accessible, in one volume, key readings to stimulate debate about and within critical realism.

It explores the following themes:

* transcendental realist

* the theory of explanatory critique

* dialectics

* Bhaskar's critical naturalist philosophy of science.

Reviews

'The book contains a solid introduction, is well edited and should be accessible to students as well as experts across a wide range of social scientific and humanities disciplines.' - Journal of Critical Realism 2:1 November 2003, Gary Potter

'In demonstrating both the dangers and avoidability of idealism, and in outlining an alternative, the collection will serve as a useful work of reference for social scientists.' - Andrew Sayer, Sociology

Contents

Part I: The Self - Method and Ethics

Part II: Social Science and Critique after the Linguistic Turn

Part III: Method, Politics and Policy

Part IV: Political Economy and Globalism

Author Bio

Justin Cruickshank is Lecturer in the Methodology and Philosophy of Social Science at Nottingham Trent University.

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